2020 Kia Optima Review


If you’re reading this 2020 Kia Optima review, then you’re probably looking for a sedan that’ll bring plenty of comfort, excitement, and efficiency to your drives through Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. At Sussman Auto Group, we can attest that that’s what you’ll get when you take the wheel of this popular Kia car.

Are you eager to learn more? Give our review a read. If it sounds like the sedan for your Abington and Willow Grove, PA, area commutes, contact us and we’ll bring you by to take a test drive.

2020 Kia Optima Interior

Kia Optima Interior

If you’re like many local drivers, chances are you spend a lot of your time behind the wheel. In that case, you’ll probably like that the interior of the Kia Optima offers plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable as you cruise.

For example, it’s spacious! Just check out the dimensions to see for yourself:

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.8/37.8 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 45.5/35.6 inches

As you can see, the Optima provides plenty of interior room, including 104.8 cubic feet of total passenger volume between its two rows of seats. It can also carry up to five passengers, including the driver, and accommodate 15.9 cubic feet of cargo in the trunk.

Wintertime commuters will probably appreciate the available heated front seats on those cold mornings. Meanwhile, day trips to the beach are more comfortable thanks to available ventilated front seats.

Powertrain Review for the Kia Optima

Whether you’re looking for an everyday powertrain or one with some extra oomph, you’re sure to be happy with the options for the Kia Optima:


2.4L I4

1.6L turbo I4

2.0L turbo I4


185 horsepower

178 horsepower

245 horsepower


178 lb-ft

195 lb-ft

260 lb-ft

Trim levels

LX, S, Special Edition

EX, EX Premium


The 1.6L engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) that maximizes this sedan’s efficiency. In fact, it can get an EPA-estimated 27 city/37 highway MPG with this powertrain.1 So, this is the one for you if fuel economy is your highest priority.

The other two powertrains include a 6-speed automatic transmission, and all three run on front-wheel drive.

Kia Optima Interior Technology

2020 Optima Technology

It wouldn’t be a 2020 Kia Optima review without mentioning all the technology features. So, we’ll start inside the cabin, with the infotainment system.

The Optima comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display. It’s compatible with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, which integrate your favorite smartphone apps with your Kia vehicle. It also works with Bluetooth® wireless technology to allow you to make hands-free phone calls and stream audio directly from your phone.

A Voice-Command Navigation System is available on select trim levels as well, if you prefer a fully integrated, voice-activated nav system.

Safety and convenience are enhanced, too, with the standard driver-assist features. These include:

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance w/ Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)

Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S & G) is also available. It automatically adjusts your cruise control speed to go with the flow of traffic on the highway. If you approach stand-still traffic, it’ll bring you to a complete stop and automatically get you moving again when the jam clears.

Come Test Drive the Kia Optima

Do you want to review the 2020 Kia Optima for yourself? We can make it happen! Drivers near Jenkintown, Abington, and Willow Grove, PA, can contact Sussman Auto Group to schedule a test drive today!

1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.


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